Blizzard has some new and interesting skis in the line up for the 2018 – 2019 season. Because they are interesting, Avie’s Ski / Sports is bringing in a few that are sure to be well received.
This is no bull! Brahma CA is no longer in the Blizzard line up. They have however, been replaced by Bushwacker. Slightly different, but very similar. Changes to the sidecut make Bushwacker a bit better on the groomers, being more carve-worthy. Because this is a very lightweight ski, it shines in the park and woods. But they still hold their own on the groomers. Avie’s Ski Testers found it to be an all around fun ski. That said, they felt it was a bit too light to handle super crunchy snow without producing a bit of tip chatter. If you spend most of your time in the park, woods, and bumps, check out Bushwacker.
Rustle up some fun! Rustler 9 is all new for this season, and is simply incredible all over the mountain. They carve, plow crud, float powder, and they do all of it with style. Both Avie’s Ski Testers loved Rustler 9; one of them gave Rustler 9 “most fun ski” of all those tried (and there were at least 3 dozen). Powder magazine says of Rustler 9: “an impressive combination of plowability and easy swing weight, providing one of the more balanced skis in the range” (e.g., on piste skis). For an intermediate to advanced skier looking for a single set of sticks that rock the mountain, check out the new Blizzard Rustler 9.
Not from an oyster! Black Pearl continues to be a rock solid women’s ski. Year after year Black Pearl receives multiple “Best Ski” awards. It ranked #1 for 2019 by Ski magazine for the women’s all-mountain category. And for good reason. Light but stiff, and super responsive. Black Pearl gives intermediate and advanced to expert skiers everything they want, or need, on the mountain. ‘Nuff said. Just get them.
Go to carvers! Quattro and Alight series skis are the “go to” all mountain groomer carving sticks you really can’t live without. Year after year Avie’s Ski Testers find these skis to be among the “Best of Show” picks. Go longer and wider for more stability, go shorter and thinner for more turn ability. Want the ultimate in “sticking power” through the turns? Grab a Quattro with “Ti” in the name and you’ve got them. That extra titanal sandwiched in the ski adds the stiffness that drives the skis where you want them when you want them.
And then along comes Firebird Race Ti. Yeah, it’s a race ski. If you are an advanced skier with good technique and can carve a ski with ease, give Firebird Race Ti a very serious look. Never been on a race ski? You should. One Avie’s employee spent most of last season on a set of Blizzard Quattro RS race skis, and can honestly say it was his most fun season on the slopes. Maybe ever.
Most importantly, while race skis do indeed go fast, they provide a level of control not to be felt in “normal” skis. Are you a control freak? Do you like a fast pace on the slopes? A “yes” answer means Firebird Race Ti should be on your radar screen. Race bindings, combined with titanal inlays, provide an incredible ride down the hill. These are the skis you want for every day except a powder day. Get them. You most definitely will not be sorry.
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